Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bug thoughts on Earth Day



I've got a bad rotten bug. My thoughts are surounded by tissues. Would you like a tissue? This little gem is a tissue cover I made with leftover sock yarn using KMKAT.typepad.com 's easy Library fundraiser pattern. This one is for my mom. She always had a tissue for us in church, in the car, wherever. Finally, in my midlife I, too, have become a tissue carrier.

So tthese two bugs bit me and I am itching to knit more of these covers with leftover sock yarns. Strange bug. I've never wanted to knit with leftovers so badly. I didn't even mind the seaming. The other bug is rotten. I'm off to pick up a prescription now.

Finally, I killed a bug on Earth Day. What must this mean? There was a wasp on the back porch this afternoon. I whacked him several good times a la magazine technique. Then I crunched him beneath my birkenstocks to be really certain he was dead. I am normally very very good and kind and Earth loving. really....

15 comments:

Knit and fall back in it said...

Sometimes we can't help outselves. Can't blame you for wacking the wasp, I would have done the same thing.

Rachel O said...

I just wrote a comment and blogger hates me and dumped it. I'll try again.

I love the tissue cover and I'm not just saying that because you told me to :-). That way the tissues won't get all scruffy in your purse or backpack. I'm going right over to the website to get a copy of the pattern.

Now I'm all set for mother's day. Oh wait, she'll probably read this. Ah, but Grandma needs one too.

Cookey_knits said...

Done feel too bad about the bug I killed a couple of mosquito's tonight myself.

I was thinking of making up some of those tissue holders I must have forgotten about them I will start on this next, Thanks for reminding of them.

JustApril said...

Yeah, I'm not so sure wasps appreciate the kindness anyway =) I have at least two hornets attempting to build nests in the areas we walk past regularly - not to be borne!

Grace Yaskovic said...

wasps are no friend of mine, we have been having a terrible problem with them but Tom fixed the situation this weekend. Our apt has very old windows and when they noticed that the rain stayed between the window and the screen they went around and put holes at the bottom of the screen frame so the water can drain and the wasps can enter. Tom said the hell with the water and caulked all but the smallest hole haven't seen a wasp since, I think your tissue holder is adorable!

This Elf Knits said...

Bugs are really not my thing. I would have probably sent my dh to whack it.

That tissue holder is a great idea for left over sock yarn.

Nell said...

Isn't it funny that we associate tissue carrying with being older. And now that I'm older, I just think of it as being prepared.

Karen said...

I love the tissue cover, might have to whip up a couple or three. It's allergy season and I could really use one (a tissue that is). Good for you on the wasp killing, it sounds like you gave him a whack for all of us.

Katherine said...

This is a really cute idea for left over sock yarn. A few days ago I was wondering what I can do with the bits and pieces I have. The tissue cover is perfect! Maybe I could get rid of some of it if I can just get bitten by a bug!

Karen said...

Hope the sick bug leaves you soon. And my thoughts on the insect bug is this:

You did not invite him into your home. He is an intruder invading your space. You have a right to defend yourself. Smash away!

monica said...

I too am a middle aged tissue carrier now. And esp now, with all things blooming, and all the kids sneezing and sniffling. The tissue box cover is a great idea.

And not to worry about the uninvited guest (aka wasp) they have no place in my house either and would certainly meet an early demise

Bernadette said...

Hope you are feeling good soon!

I had to laugh at your "killing a bug on Earth Day" story... I think we all react spontaneously to things like that - after all, a wasp sting is painful (and potentially dangerous to some people, too). I can honestly say that germy bugs like flies, mosquitoes, or (ugh!) roaches would get immediately sprayed, swatted or squelched by me no matter WHAT day it is! :)

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Poor wasp :-) Usually I chase them away with some toilet deodorant... they don't like the smell so they go as far away as possible.

Mosquito's is a problem here too... I see hundreds of them in our tiny yard in the evening. A cat chasing them... that is fun to see. Clever... the kleenex cover. ;-) Get well soon though

Nat Red Knits said...

I too have been having blogger problems... Drat them!

Tissue cover, what an excelllant use of lefter over sock yarn, I am always wondering what to do with mine.

Emily said...

Found it!

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